World Milk Day 2017 is now over! Here are some of the events that took place in celebration of the day.

World Milk Day Events

  • Date: April 08, 2017 00:00
    Location: Nashik, Maharashtra, India
    Themes: Nutrition, None
  • Date: May 05, 2017 00:00
    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Themes: Nutrition

    The ‘raise a glass’ communication messages will be shared with dietitians by means of a newsletter. The newsletter will include health benefits of milk and other dairy products and will create awareness on World Milk Day about the importance of dairy in the diet. The newsletter will be sent directly to all registered dietitians.

    Download their #WorldMilkDay infographic

  • From May 10, 2017 04:40 until May 24, 2017 16:30
    Location: Lincoln, UK
    Themes: Nutrition

    To mark World Milk Day which takes place on 1st June, we’re inviting children up and down the country to enter our Design a Poster competition. We’re looking for colourful designs that promote the great benefits of drinking milk. As well as being a fantastic opportunity for the children to get creative, it’s a great way to get them thinking about healthy diets and how milk helps us grow and develop.

  • From May 15, 2017 00:00 until June 16, 2017 12:18
    Themes: Nutrition

    From May 15 to June 16, the Arla Food truck event tour will do numerous stops in cities in south of Sweden. We show up with long tables in front of the food trolley with breakfast from Arla's range of milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, coffee, bread, etc. We decorate the table with tablecloths and flowers for a homely feel, as well as table plates with information about breakfast. For the event on June 1st, we will give an extra push for milk, emphasizing The World Milk Day.

  • From May 15, 2017 17:30 until May 15, 2017 20:00
    Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
    Themes: Nutrition
  • From May 18, 2017 00:00 until June 01, 2017 15:15
    Location: New Zealand

    * Providing a year's supply of milk (approx 300 litres) for 10 winners from the public * Providing a year's supply of milk (approx 300) for 10 winning schools to donate to a charity of their choice * Providing a year's supply of milk (approx 300) for 10 winning staff members to donate to a charity of their choice Competition asks staff, schools and public to submit photos of them, friends and family 'raising a glass' to milk to a dedicated page on Fonterra.com and share on social media using #worldmilkday. Entries go into a draw and ten schools, members of the public and staff members will be drawn as winners. 

    Enter the Fonterra World Milk Day photo competition here

  • Date: May 23, 2017 00:00
    Themes: Nutrition

    Health benefits of Milk Products Dr Lal Thadani Dy Chief Medical n Health Officer Please Download n Share my App Live Healthy (Dr.Lal) www.drlalthadani.in Intake of dairy products is linked to improved bone health, and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The intake of dairy products is especially important to bone health during childhood and adolescence, when bone mass is being built. Intake of dairy products is also associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and with lower blood pressure in adults. Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/26-november-national-milk-day-11201528439.html#comments

  • From May 23, 2017 00:00 until May 30, 2017 17:00
    Location: Amersfoort, Netherlands
    Themes: Nutrition

    To celebrate World Milk Day on 1 June, we are creating a fun video of short clips, joined together to create one continuous video where employees, member farmers, consumers and you will ‘Pass the Glass’ around the world! Join in and be part of this fun project. It is easy to do and should only take a few minutes to create and submit your clip. Deadline is Tuesday 30 May and the connected Pass the Glass video will go live on 1 June! www.frieslandcampinaworldmilkday.com

  • Date: May 24, 2017 00:00
    Location: Oslo, Norway
    Themes: Nutrition

    Soup kitchen Oslo, will make kefir and distribute mango lassi to the homeless. Kefir is a fermented milk product (cow, goat or sheep milk) that tastes like a drinkable yogurt. We will be fermenting the milk yourself. Kefir contains high levels of vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate, enzymes, and probiotics. Because kefir does not have a standardized nutrition content, the content values can vary based on the cows, cultures, and region where it is produced. Yet even with the range in values, kefir has superior nutrition. Because of kefir’s unique set of nutrients it has been shown to benefit the body in 7 main ways: Boost Immunity Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease Build Bone Density Fight Allergies Improve Lactose Digestion Kill Candida Support Detoxification

  • Date: May 24, 2017 00:00
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Themes: Nutrition

    Influencers will be used to encourage users to raise a glass of Milk. Milk will be shared to orphanages

  • Date: May 24, 2017 00:00

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close cooperation with International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and Ministry of Education (MoE) celebrated 1st June as the World Milk Day (WMD) at five regions including Mazar, Heart, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Kandahar and Kabul. FAO has promoted 1st June as the World Milk Day to recognize the importance of milk as global food. This was initiated in June 2001 and has since become an annual event in many countries throughout the world. In 2015, more than 50 countries around the world celebrated World Milk Day and the number of participating countries is growing each year. The activities included holding marathons and family runs, milking demonstrations and farm visits, school-based activities, concerts, conferences and seminars, competitions and a range of events focusing on promoting the value of milk and illustrating the important role played the dairy industry in the national economy. The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicize activities connected with milk and the milk industry. The fact that many countries choose to do this on the same day lends additional importance to individual national celebrations and shows that milk is a global food. FAO (was asked to propose a specific day on which all aspects of milk could be celebrated. The objective of world milk day celebration is to increase the public awareness about the importance of milk and milk products, and dairy industry development in Afghanistan.

  • Date: May 27, 2017 00:00
    Location: Exeter, UK
    Themes: Nutrition

    NationalFarmersUnion‏ @NFUtweets Rugby partnership in the UK @ExeterChiefs stars @Yenz_2 & @moon_p1g backing our British dairy farmers ahead of Saturday's final @WaspsRugby and next weeks #WorldMilkDay

  • From May 27, 2017 03:37 until May 28, 2017 05:37

    Celebration of events for the World Milk Day aimed at consumers living in cities and who do not have opportunities to have a real experience with dairy cows and farms. Providing information about World Milk Day, and turning the World Milk Day into an annual event Improving the friendliness and the feeling of affinity for milk and for the dairy industry Promoting domestic milk consumption Celebrating a ceremony for the World Milk Day Sharing the information about raising cows and getting the milk, including feeding milk to calves or hay to cows, milking the cows, etc. Promoting Korean milk and dairy product consumption Proposing domestic milk and dairy products for sale Promoting milk friendliness by providing information about anti-dairy movements

  • Date: May 29, 2017 00:00
    Location: San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
    Themes: Nutrition

    Actions proposed to execute in Costa Rica: *The Marketing area will publish an advertisement in the special edition of "Dia Mundial de la Leche" by La Republica newspaper, in addition to a digital banner on their website and a post on their Facebook fan page. *In the press, a press release will be sent to all national media regarding the benefits of milk consumption and the context of milk consumption in Costa Rica as the main consumer of milk in the Central American region *Sending of an infographic to journalists on the day of the event with data about the benefits of this product

  • From May 29, 2017 00:00 until June 02, 2017 10:08
    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Themes: Nutrition

    The ‘Dairy Gives You Go’ Facebook page will carry ‘World Milk Day’ messages from the week starting 29 May – 2 June. Visitors to the page will be invited to post their ‘how they got their GO with dairy on World Milk Day’.

    Download their #WorldMilkDay infographic

  • Date: May 29, 2017 00:00
    Location: Serenity Park, John Compton Hwy, St Lucia
    Themes: Nutrition

    Dutch Lady celebrates World Milk Day in many countries worldwide and also in St. Lucia. Students from selected school in the vicinity Castries District are invited to visit the Holland Fun Farm at Serenity Park” on Thursday the 1st of June. “We will let all visitors experience where milk comes from, therefore we organize all kind of activities. In the farm you can milk a cow, color or play the spiral game “from grass to glass”. Also a photographer is present to make a picture in the style of the Holland Fun Farm to remember the World Milk Day celebration. During the activities all can taste Dutch Lady Milk and more is told about the goodness and heritage of milk.” Mr. Damian Francois, Brand Manager – PCD said.

  • Date: May 30, 2017 00:00
    Location: Olds, AB T4H, Canada
    Themes: Nutrition

    The Olds Stingers bantam lacrosse teams bring milk into their practice and talks about the positive impact milk has on kids as they grow and the importance of carrying that into adulthood.

  • From May 30, 2017 10:00 until May 30, 2017 11:39
    Location: Valdivia, Los Ríos Region, Chile
    Themes: Nutrition

    The committee “Gracias a la Leche” (Thanks to Milk) will promote the benefits of dairy in Chile. This committee is composed by dairy producers, dairy industry and representatives from the dairy sector. World Milk Day celebrations: 150 students from 6 to 10 years will celebrate WDM with puppets and contest awards show. The event will end with the donation of milk to charities.

  • Date: May 31, 2017 00:00

    The Goodness of Milk - Keluarga Minum Susu Kental Manis (SCM Campaign “Family Drink Milk”) Activities : Milk Toast Family Activity : Fun walk, Aerobics / Dance with SCM Jingle The Goodness of Milk Opera Educational Playground for Children (DMBS) T-Shirts (“Keluarga Minum Susu” Logo) Family Marathon Medals* Charity Initiatives* Milk Pledge through Stickers and shared via social media

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